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Hillary Clinton Slams Trump After News That He Fired Intelligence Chief for Telling Congress Putin Is Trying to Re-Elect Him in 2020

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The New York Times reported on Thursday that Donald Trump was enraged at the news that Russia was working to elect him once again in 2020.

But Russia once again seeking to interfere in our elections wasn't what enraged him. It's that officials sounded the alarm about it.

Trump was so enraged, in fact, that he fired his acting director of national intelligence, Joseph Maguire, who briefed Congress on Putin's plans in a February 13th classified briefing.

As a result, #TrumpIsARussianAsset began trending on Twitter, and Hillary Clinton weighed in, going after Trump as "Putin's Puppet."

The "puppet" term was a throwback to one of the most notable moments of Clinton's and Trump's three presidential debates in 2016, in which Clinton said of Putin's desire to see a Trump victory:

"That's because he'd rather have a puppet as president."

Trump then interrupted:

"No puppet. No puppet. You're the puppet. No, you're the puppet."

People shared Clinton's concerns.

For more information about Russian interference, check out The Road to Unfreedom, available here.